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Language Courses

Five Reasons to Study Academic English at Abertay

1. A range of options to choose from

  • Planning to start your first degree? Our International English Foundation Course will help you make the transition from school to university.

  • Feel you would like a head start on your Abertay studies? Our Intensive English for Academic Purposes Programme puts you in the best position to start your degree.

  • Need some advice while you’re studying at Abertay? Our free English for Study In-sessional workshops and classes will help you to get the best grades you can.

  • Or maybe you’d like to learn another language? Our free modern language classes are available to all students enrolled at Abertay.

2. Dedicated, highly qualified staff

As a team we have over 20 years’ experience of teaching, in countries from Mexico to Sri Lanka, and in language schools, colleges and universities. We’ve also learnt languages and, as recent Masters graduates, we understand what it’s like to be a student.  We’re part of Student Services, which means we don’t just give you the skills to succeed in your studies, we also support you in every way we can so that you can achieve your goals.

3. Excellent value for money

Our programmes are all competitively priced; we also have Early Applicant Discounts, scholarships and bursaries - and some of our classes are free!

4. Introduction to British academic culture

Our classes will help you understand what it’s like to study at a British university. You will do model assignments, carry out your own research, and develop the academic skills that will be a fundamental part of your degree programme – which puts you in the best place possible to start your degree.

5. Preparation for life at Abertay

Coming to university is an exciting, challenging experience for everyone – and even more so if you’re studying in a new country! Our programmes give you the opportunity to get to know the university and Dundee, and to get ready for your degree programme – a particularly good idea if you’re coming straight from high school, or if you haven’t studied in Scotland before.  Abertay’s students come from all over the world and the Language Centre’s programmes give you the opportunity to get to know people from different countries studying a range of different degrees.

Our Programmes

Before you start your degree
International English Foundation Course

Intensive English for Academic Purposes Programme


While you’re studying your degree
English for Study In-sessional